Why become a councillor

There are many reasons why people decide to become a local councillor:

  • they want to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community.
  • they are concerned about the local area in which they live and wish to ensure that their local community gets the services needed
  • they want to represent the views of local people and ensure that local community interests are taken into account
  • they want to pursue their political beliefs

For some it is an extension of what they are already doing as they are active in a political party, trade union, school governing body and they naturally see the next step as becoming a councillor.

Contact details


01202 633013

Democratic Services
Borough of Poole
Civic Centre
BH15 2RU 

Page last updated: 04 June 2019
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